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While black and Hispanic buyers were a stabilizing factor in the housing market last year -- nationwide and in Maryland -- those purchases could prove problematic for the homeowners

The Hispanic Wealthy: The Next Big Wave in Financial Services
Mention the term "wealthy Hispanic" to most Americans and many are likely to think of celebrities. The reality is that Hispanic High Net Worth Individuals (HHNWI) form one of the most dynamic, fast-growing, and lucrative niches in the U.S. marketplace.

Study Says Biases Are Costing Companies Billions
About 2 million professionals reportedly quit their jobs each year because they were treated unfairly at work. The economic costs to U.S. companies amount to $64 billion a year, not including costs to a company's reputation among potential employees and customers.


POLITICS

U.S. Tries to Ease Farmworker Shortage After Immigration Control
The U.S. government is quietly rewriting federal regulations to bring more foreign laborers into the country after enforcement measures against illegal immigration introduced earlier resulted in a nationwide shortage of farmworkers, a report said on Saturday.

Republicans Urge Action on Tech: Call for More H-1B Visas
Worried that Democrats in Congress were getting too much credit for leadership on tech-industry issues, GOP House leaders Thursday pressed Speaker Nancy Pelosi to move quickly on several tech priorities, including allowing more skilled workers from overseas.

Plan for Post-Castro Cuba Outlined
A local exile group has released what is believed to be the first set of guidelines to encourage democracy in Cuba -- after Fidel Castro is gone.


SMALL BUSINESS / ENTREPRENEUR

New Book Focuses on How to Grow a Business
In an interview this week, Robert Bloom, retired U.S. chairman of worldwide ad agency Publicis, talked about his strategy for growth.

Arts Center Chooses Consultant for Minority Contracting
An Orlando-based law and business-development firm has been chosen to manage opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses in the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center project.

Toyota Targets Indirect Suppliers
Toyota expects to spend about $750 million this year on indirect purchases in North America. From now until June 2008, Toyota will identify potential suppliers via the information they submit on www.ToyotaSupplier.com.

HispanTelligence Research
Media
Advertisers' efforts to reach Hispanic consumers are becoming more targeted, and language is a major factor. Advertisers spent more than $3.3 billion to market products to U.S. Hispanics in 2005, a 6.8 percent increase from 2004.

Search the 2007 HB 500...
Search the 2007 Hispanic Business 500, a national benchmark of the surging development of U.S. Hispanic-owned companies.

Inside the House: Hispanics Subgroups Differ by Age
More than 20 percent of Cubans are 65 or older, while a scant 4 percent of Mexicans are in that age bracket. On the other hand, 37 percent of Mexicans and 31 percent of Puerto Ricans are younger than 18.

From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
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A Champ Cart at Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Champ Car World Series, an open-wheel auto racing organization, has emerged as an unlikely challenger to mainstream U.S. sports for the attention of the affluent Hispanic consumer.

The Final Say: Gilbert F. Casellas
As chairman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 1994-97, Gilbert F. Casellas was a vigorous enforcer and educator. He continues those efforts, both as an employment-law attorney at the Washington D.C. law firm of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky, and in the nonprofit world.

Markets in Disarray...Fundamentals Still Strong?
In the midst of the past March sell-off, we pointed out in our quarterly economic forecast that even if expectations were falling, fundamentals remained strong. After four months of tranquility, we are again in the middle of extreme market turbulence.






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